Department : Brain and Body Integration

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2416
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Brain and Body Integration-Colorado Springs
Department: Brain and Body Integration
Address: 1115 ELKTON DR STE 102
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado 80907
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 50
Phone: 719-600-1130
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Private Outpatient Clinic
Additional Agency Types:
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Dawn Berry
Chief Psychologist: Ryan Cole
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 07/31/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30000.00
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0.00
Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Complete an assessment, score and interpret the assessment, and write up the report. Some days also include supervision and didactics. On Fridays, interns see therapy clients.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 12/30/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Optional
Interview notification date: 01/06/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/09/2023 to 01/31/2023
Interview process description:

Interview with BBI President, Director of Training, a supervising psychologist, and a trainee who completed their internship at BBI.  Review professional experiences, assessment and therapy experience, and attributes applicable to internship site.  Assessment of applicants diagnostic abilities is conducted. Interview dates include 01/09/2023 through 01/31/2023. Interview is approximately one hour in legth. Applicants will be notified of interview via email. Interviews are preferred via zoom or in-person.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: Yes
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable):
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements:
Program Description


Brain and Body Integration offers a one-year, full time doctoral level and post-doctoral training program in the areas of individual therapy intervention, assessment, diagnosis, consultation, and supervision.  Training takes place in a large private practice setting and offers training in Clinical Psychology, as well as the opportunity to provide individual therapy, and a diverse array of psychological assessments. The internship program is based on a 40-hour week, for 12 months.  Interns spend an average of 15-24 hours per week of face-to-face time with clients.  This program also includes time-off for holidays, sick days, and vacation.  The program begins July 31, 2023, and is completed one year later.  The total training comprises approximately 2000 hours of supervised experience.
The goals of the Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology are: to produce competent psychologists that are trained for practice in the general skill domains of clinical psychology, to train interns to understand psychological research and to apply research to practice, and to integrate the Scientist-Practitioner model with practical knowledge and understanding of professional ethics. 
The internship program provides particular emphasis on: diagnosis, assessment, clinical conceptualization, treatment planning, therapeutic intervention, and biofeedback.  In addition, the interns are expected to develop professional and collegial relationships with staff and other interns. They are also expected to develop their own professional identity by functioning effectively as members of multi-disciplinary teams that includes professionals from many different agencies. The objectives are both to become proficient in the provision of psychological services and to enhance the professional qualities necessary to participate effectively in different organizational settings.
Brain and Body Integration is a large private mental health clinic located in Denver, Colorado and Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Internships are offered at both the Colorado Springs and Denver locations.  Dawn Berry, PhD is the Director of Training at Brain and Body Integration.  A team of seven clinical psychologists provide individual supervision, group supervision, and didactic training to interns.  Both training locations are equipped with psychologist testing instruments, computers, and offices for clinical use.  An administrative assistant is available to assist with scheduling and daily management of administrative/office issues. 
Each intern is expected to perform three psychological evaluations per week.  Interns will be trained in the following assessments: Psychological, Neuropsychological, Learning Disorder, Adaptive Functioning, and Neurodevelopmental.  Assessments are performed with children, adolescents, and adults. Biofeedback is typically performed as an adjunctive technique within individual therapy.  Interns may carry up to 6 therapy clients at a time on their caseload.  Didactic seminars occur once a week. Didactics are created to be specific to the assessment rotation that is current, as well as to focus on intervention related skills and competencies.  Group supervision occurs once per week for one hour.  Individual supervision is offered three times per week, for a total of two hours per week.
Interns in the 2023-2024 cohort will receive a competitive stipend.  Interns are provided with 5 paid vacation days to be used during the internship year, and 5 paid days of sick leave.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities:
International Students:
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy:
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy:
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice:
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
Number of Completed Applications: 4 10 12 10 12
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 7 9 8
Total number of interns: 4 6 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 1 4 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 0 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 6 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 6 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 10 4 6
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 30 30 25
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 3 2 4 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 2 4 2 0 3
Community Mental Health Center: 0 2 1 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 1 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 1 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 2 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 1 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 2 2 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 2 2 0